A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife
Rare sighting of a small dove-like arctic gull. Non-breeding plumage is mostly white with pale gray back, wings, no black on wing tips, wedged tail. Pale pink on the breast and small dark cresent smudge behind the eyes. Dark eyes, red legs and small black bill.
Normally is found in the Bering Sea pack ice. This one was found on the beach and then in a flooded field feeding on earthworms.
Sadly after I took these photos 2 Peregrine Falcons flushed it and took it.